chirps, honks, ….
morning ice turns to afternoon mud
melting dirty snow
more new snow
ponds on the rod
deep driveway ruts
buds pushing off crackling oak leaves
fallen branches litter lawns
half under snow
half on wet, brown earth
transitions take time
can there be spring without mud?
the crocus doesn’t care
she pushes up through the mire and muck.
She, the beacon of spring hope
Is she also a healer?
Star and I heard a great lecture at the Unitarian Universalist Church about caring for creation. They have made a resolution to actionafter learning about the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s projected effects of climate change. It is a sad document, but the fact the people care and want to help care for creation is hopeful. . We can make changes in our lives, small changes can mean a lot in the long run. It seems that when we live out of our values, out of what we love and want to preserve, then the earth and all creation has a chance to be healed. Here is a blessing we heard at the meeting:
We hold the Earth. We hold brothers and sisters who suffer from storms and droughts intensified by climate change. We hold all species who suffer. We hold world leaders delegated to make decisions for life. We pray that the web of life may be mended throughcourageous actions to limit carbon emissions. We pray for right actions for adaptation and mitigation to help our already suffering earth community. We pray that love and wisdom might inspire my actions and our actions as communities so that we may, with integrity, look into the eyes of brothers and sisters and all Beings and truthfully say we are doing our part to care for them and the future of our children. May love transform us and our world with new steps toward life.” (From Interfaith Power and Light)
There is a lot of information on the New York Interfaith Power and Light website. (http://www.newyorkipl.org)